Lucy Locket isn’t the only gal looking for a Pocket!

Dear Reader:

Every morning when I rise to water the garden… I start looking for a blouse or shirt or pair of pants with at least one pocket big enough for my mobile iPhone. ( …And I still have one of the oldie goldie smaller phones)

But to no avail… and the option to wear a gardening jacket or apron is not realistic in a Lowcountry climate where we have been in the mid-90’s all week already!

Lately I have looked for blouses and tunics on-line with large pockets … and I believe I would have better luck finding a dinosaur than a pocket on a woman’s shirt or pair of pants!

I realized I was not alone in my quest when I came across an articles titled ” What do women want? Pockets!”

Some study was done on the reason people, especially women, walk around holding their phones? Two obvious reasons jump out-no pockets and women don’t want to scramble through their bags ( where the phone is lost in a forest of parafernalia hunting for it! )

Author, Jen Doll, did her own research and discovered, what she already suspected, there is an universal cry from women for POCKETS!

More and better pockets… good pockets, big pockets, man size pockets! So Julie Sygiel, an entrepreneur, has started The Pockets Project. It aims to bring attention to pocket inequality-she has a new line of dresses with deep pockets that can hold everything from our most prized possessions to a gal’s must have -lip gloss!

One new discovery was that the largest women’s pockets were still smaller than the smallest pockets in men’s garments. Women’s pants , dresses and jackets can easily contain deeper pockets that securely protect a mobile phone from falling out!

It would be so nice not to have to wear the only two shirts I have with pockets and my now faded jeans every morning to water so if a new sparkling flower begs me to take a photo I am ready and then I don’t have to change clothes after each watering each morning!

So until tomorrow… We should all create pockets of joy to sustain ourselves and others and my garden still accomplishes that!

” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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5 Responses to Lucy Locket isn’t the only gal looking for a Pocket!

  1. Bravo, Becky! My problem is at the gym and walking for exercise. The small pockets on a few exercise wear don’t hold my phone, and I want to keep count of my steps, so that I earn the coveted balloons and congratulations from the app I utilze for this purpose. Of course, I still get the benefits of the steps, even if I can’t record them. So, I wear the same two pairs of tights to the gym each week, wishing and hoping for deep pockets in tops and pants. Great post.


    • Becky Dingle says:

      Another sister agreeing with my dilemma (Yes!)…some readers have suggested waist belts for mobile phones but since I don’t have much of waist.- at least one with curves- anything I wear around my waist is uncomfortable and I wear tunics to hide my straight waist…which wouldn’t look great with a waist belt and phone hanging down. Nope I want pockets…deep pockets. Hopefully the rally cry will be taken up by other gals in agreement and finally we will start finding more selective choices in the near future!

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  2. Reblogged this on Help from Heaven and commented:
    This is a timely article from Becky Dingle. I know I would like more pockets.


  3. Lynn Gamache says:

    Yes, from here in Canada too😊 It does seem like most classy or comfortable clothes are missing pockets. Thus I do have a plastic cord attached to my phone meaning I can put it around my neck if desperate. But for quick trips to the garden I love my apron with its two deep pockets— perfect for my phone & handy if I find a bit of lettuce or a few beans to pick while I’m out & about. My apron also keeps my phone handy while I’m baking, dusting, doing laundry or whatever! And when I venture out I’m thankful to have a couple of purses with convenient outside pockets where my phone can safely reside for a time & can be found quickly when needed. Even so, a few pants or dresses with deeper pockets would be nice too. Let’s keep looking & hoping!!


    • Becky Dingle says:

      Glad to see you are open to other options…I just like knowing my phone or personal info is deep down in a pocket where I can check it all the time to reassure myself…it is still there…Bring me pockets!


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